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Wellesley News 

Valentine's Day 


College President 

Falls in Love 

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Volume lxxi, number 12 



Heide: "Women, we're worth it!" 

by Sharon Collins 

"Feminism is rather like the 
child who reminds the emperor 
that he has no clothes." began 
Wilma Scott Heide, guest in 
residence at Wellesley College, 
who spoke at MIT. The title of 
her lecture was "Sexism As A 
Disease — Feminism As A 
Cure," and she dogmatically es- 
pouses feminism as somewhat of a 
panacea for the ills of the world 
caused by the virulent disease of 


Heide defines sexism as a per- 
vasive belief system which has 
been institutionalized into laws, 
social behavior, ect. A person 
afflicted with sexist attitudes 
believes that societal roles for 
males and females should be fun- 
damentally different. 

And, as Ms. Heide stresses, 
sexism is a handicap which affects 
everyone to some degree. "We 
can not escape sexist conditioning, 
but we can take action against 
it. "Heide sees feminism as the 
central political movement for 
fermenting anti-sexist, pro- 

hum anistic action. 

"Men and women must transcend 
social conditioning to 
acknowledge their total human- 
ity ..." 

"Men and women must trans- 
cend social conditioning to 
acknowledge their total 
humanity." She asserted. 
"Feminism will affect everyone — 
the question is not if?, but only 
when? and how? The situation is 
not onlv pregnant but it is over- 
due, and the feminists are going to 

"There are three, and only 
three, roles which no man can 

play — he cannot be (1) an ovum 
donor, (2) a human incubator, and 
(3) a wet nurse," Heide quipped. 
"And there is only one role which 
no woman can play — she cannot 
be a sperm donor." 

Heide postulates that all other 
roles are general human roles. 
"Think of the enormous release of 
power and potential," Heide im- 
plored the audience. "Through the 
liberation of the so-called 
masculine traits in women and the 
liberation of the so-called 
feminine traits in men, everyone 
could be in touch with his/her full 

Because of the depth and im- 
portance of this "human 
liberation," Heide takes offense at 
the flippant, colloquial use of the 
term "women's lib." 

The portly speaker read aloud a 
short piece on role-reversal, an 
edifying exercise. The piece was 
written as if society had evolved 
with females as the dominant sex, 
an alternative which, by the end of 
the presentation, didn't seem at all 
impossible. "Women are the 
leaders and prime movers of the 
society. Men function primarily in 
the roles of husband and father, 
and rightly so because they must 
balance the role of woman who 
lends her whole body to society 
for pregnancy. Woman is the ideal 
— the female genitals are com- 
pact and sheltered within the body 
so that she is free to move. The 
male genitals are exposed and 
vulnerable, and these primitive 
organs flop around foolishly dur- 
ing any sort of exercise." 

Heide continued sardonically. 
"Men long to be symbolically 
engulfed by the protective body of 
the female, and they suffer un- 
consciously from 'vagina-envy.' 

Many men feel guilty, ashamed, 
and unclean because of iheir noc- 
turnal emissions ..." 

The audience's laughter had 
subsided and everyone seemed 
suddenly pensive. "Sometimes we 
laugh only so thnt we do not cry." 
said Heide. 

Ms. Heide claims that she 
welcomes men to the feminist 
movement. "However," she 
elaborated, "it's lime we women 
realize that, if not a single. 

"Men long to be symbolically 
engulfed by the protective body of 
the female ..." 

solitary male approved of us or 
the movement, then that's too 
bad. Women, we're worth it! We 
are self-ordained and we don't 
need any man to legitimize our 
activities and aspirations." 

In Heide's opinion, Watergate 
was largely a result of the "white 
male's masculinity game" which 
focuses on the desire for power 
and victory at any cost The world 
belongs to what masculinity has 
become, and the reward for it is 
power. Woman's reward is the 
security which the male's power 
can bestow upon her, and the 
female game is to lose at every 
game so as to win male approval. 

"Men are demonstrably un- 
able, without the partnership of 
women, to even perceive the 
problems of the world, let alone 
solve them!" she declared. 

W/iat can we do right now? It 
came as no surprise to the 
audience that Wilma Scott Heide, 
immediate past President of 
N.O.W. and acting Vice- 
President of the Women's Coali- 
tion for the Third Century, has a 
few answers to that query. She 
suggests that, to raise the con- 

Students rally for prisoner 

by Sherry Zitter T7 

Thieu Thi Tao, a South Viet- 
namese woman who has been a 
political prisoner for over 6 years, 
was released on December 7 from 
the asylum where she was being 
held. The efforts of over 150 
Wellesley students and staff per- 
sons may have contributed to her 
release. Tao was arrested by the 
South Vietnamese government in 
1968, when she was a 17-year-old 
high school student. Tao was 
charged with spreading Com- 
munist propaganda. Her treat- 
ment in prison allegedly included 
being beaten on the head with 

truncheons, suspended in midair 
with ropes, having soapy water 
forced down her throat by the 
gallon, and being sprayed with 
tear gas. She was then sentenced 
to 3 years in Con Son prison, 
where she was put in one of the 
tiger cages. These arc cages which 
are proportioned in such a way 
that one can neither stand or lie 
down with comfort. Tao was sub- 
jected to more torture here, and 
finally slashed her wrists. She was 
charged with obstinance and her 
sentence was extended indefinite- 
ly. She gradually became insane, 
and was transferred to Bicn-Hoa 
lunatic asylum, where she remain- 

ed until her release on December 

This release was apparently en- 
couraged by several factors. One 
of the contributing factors was the 
strong response of Wellesley 
students who expressed concern 
about Tao's condition to 
Margaret Heckler, U.S. 
Representative from 


Shortly after October II, 
Representative Heckler received 
over 150 letters rom Wellesley 
alone. Heckler called the State 
Department about Tao's condi- 
tion and was told that an in- 
vestigation would lake 6 weeks. A 
little over 6 weeks later, Thieu Thi 
Tao was released. 

On December 10, Tao wrote a 
letter to Don Luce, head of Clergy 
and Laity Concerned, to thank his 
organization and others for their 
efforts which had resulted in her 
release. In it she stated, "A work 
of yours and of friends in peace 
has carried fruit. I left the earthly 
hell on Dec. 7. Do you believe it? 
Myself hardly believed that it's 
the truth. I can't realise that my 
steps arc now those of a free per- 
'son, after more than 6 years of 
detention ... I'm still very weak. 
I'm unable to write to my 
numberless benefactors (yet), but 
meanwhile you'll be delightful to 
inform our friends. How to ex- 
press my gratitude toward all of 
you! I wish I could contribute a 
small purl in your efforts to im- 
prove prison regime where the in- 
mates arc still languishing. I can't 
help thinking to them." 

(photo by Sasha Norkin *75) 

sciousness of oneself and others, 
one uses the terms "woman" and 
"she" in the generic sense. 

"After all," she explained, 
"woman' includes 'man.' and 'she* 
includes 'he'!" After divulging 
that she is a semantic nut. Heide 
stated, "Language communicates, 
reflects, is behavior. Through the 
constant, unquestioned use of 
terms such as 'mailman' and 
'foreman,' we create powerful im- 
ages which are very hard to 

With a grin. Heide related that 
she is too much of a civil liber- 
tarian to advocate book burning: 
however, she would like to see 
many public library books 
stamped with the warning: "Cau- 
tion — The sexism within may be 
hazardous to your health." Heide 
smirked, "Recently I've begun to 
say to men. 'Are you a feminist or 
a sadist? and to women, 'Are you 
a feminist or a masochist?'" 

In a more serious manner. Ms. 
Heide told the audience of her 
wish to organize a movement of 
women who are willing to 
withhold their taxes on the 
grounds of "taxation without 

representation." She fears that, if 
she alone was to withhold her tax- 
es, the issue would be posited as 
"the aberrant behavior of one of 
those crazy feminists." She also 
mentioned that, because of our 
patriarchal educational system 
which teaches little girls to be sub- 
servient and submissive, com- 
pulsory education for females can 
be considered "involuntary ser- 
vitude" under the 13th Amend- 

Does she consider herself a 
radical? The word 'radical' simply 

"... the aberrant behavior of one 
of those crazy feminists ..." 

means 'getting to the root causes 
of problems,' so I'd have to say 
that I am." Is she a militant? 
"Well. I'm not armed, but I'm in- 
sistent!" A radical feminisf 
"Thai's redundant," she sallied. 
In conclusion, Ms. Heide said, 
"There's a widespread rumor thai 
feminists have no sense of humor. 
Not true, not true! If there is one 
thing that a woman needs to sur- 
vive in this world, it's got to be a 
sense of humor!" 

Conference Planned 
on Racism/Sexism 

,, , ,, ,075 Professor Janet Guernsey. 

"ailed as the President of the American *<°^™,' 
Physics Teachers. Professor Guernsey ™ k ™ r ^™nual 
of the organization in a ceremony ™? ludl "*^* a n ™ 
Business 8 Session of AAPTm Anahem CaUf^ Ms. 
Guernsey holds degrees from VYeitesiey. 

The late course chunge fee has 
been dropped. It will no longei 
cost students a fee to change 
courses. It can. however, still cost 
one wasted book purchases, time 
and even course units, s\> try to 
choose well and stay with your 

REMINDER: You may not 
enter a new course after the begin- 
ning of the third week of classes. 
Sec your major advisor or your 
dean for course change approvals. 

by Muriel K. Rollins '75 

A diverse group of students, 
along with Harambce House and 
the Chaplaincy, have planned a 
conference on racism and sexism 
in hopes of educating the 
Wellesley community about the 
part which we each play in the 
continuation of these pervasive ills. 
Racism and sexism do not exist in 
a vacuum. They are woven into 
the values, traditions, and in- 
stitutions of the American society, 
to the extent that they are often no 
longer recognized for what they 
are, or even recognized at all. 

In light of Watergate, a failing 
economy, and lack of jobs, food, 
oil, etc.. racism has taken a secon- 
dary place among the concerns of 
the nation. It is in such times that 
racism lakes on its most op- 
pressive forms and therefore, it 
must be checked. 

We feel that it is up to the in- 
dividual to do just that, and (his 
conference can help! On Friday 
night, the "Battle of Algiers" will 
be shown. Saturday, there will be 
a panel discussion and workshops 
concerning such things as the 
psychological roots of racism, in- 
stitutional racism, the relationship 
between racism and sexism, the 
use of feminism lo thwart the ef- 
forts of those against racism, as 
well as the oppression of the third 

In October. NEWS devoted an 
issue lo establishing a dialogue on 
racism at Wellesley. This con- 
ference presents a viable environ- 
ment for continuing such an active 

concern on campus. The con- 
ference committee has worked 
very hard to insure that each sec- 
tor of the community will be gain- 
ing something from attending the 
conference. It is the committee's 
hope that all sectors will take ad- 
vantage of this opportunity, and 
attend the weekend activities. 

$100 and 
signed contract 
due March 1 

The 1975-76 Room and Board 
Contract, revised last semester by 
the Residential Policy Com- 
mittee, is presently available to all 
Wellesley students in its final 
form. For fall semester rooming, 
not only is an advance of $100 
towards next semester's room and 
board charge necessary, but also, 
along with the deposit, it is re- 
quired that this residential con- 
tract be signed. 

The deadline for the deposit and 
the signed contract is March 1. 

Basically, the major clauses 
from the 1974-75 contract have 
been reiterated. However, greater 
explanation of the major 
stipulations have been added. 

In view of last year's contract 
which was attacked with 
numerous objections, this year in 
Ihe new contract, more rights are 
offered to the individual student. 
The right of entry has been 
modified such that the student's 
room would not be entered or 
searched without 24 hour notice in 
advance except in the case of an 
emergency or other circumstance 
when advance notice is not feasi- 

Also the Log Book is discussed 
with respect to repairs done by 
personnel and their rights to enter 
a student's room without permis- 
sion to do requested repair work. 

The occupancy schedule, 
furthermore is more fully 
developed so that temporary safe 
storage.arcas for students' propcr- 
is will be arranged when one stu- 
dent is temporarily assigned to 
another's room- 

Senate Reconvenes 

by Ruthanne Madwav *76 
Plans for future use of 
Greyhouse facilities were reported 
at the February 10 Senate meeting 
by College Government Presi- 
dent . Linny Little, Three college 
organisations. MEZCLA. New- 
man Club and Hillel, will be using 
Ihe Greyhouse facilities for their 
club activities. This decision 
follows a recommendation by i he- 
Commission on Community Life. 
Greyhouse offers cooking 
facilities, which all three 
organizations needed and could 
not obtain in Schneider. 

Also at ihe meeting, Manana 
Freyre, Vice President for On 

Campus Affairs, announced the 
results of the WBS questionnaire 
distributed last December. The 
questionnaire, measuring student 
opinion on the WBS news teletype 
system, was sponsored by On 
Campus Affairs Committee and 
SOFC to determine whether stu- 
dent sentiment warranted con- 
unued funding of the project. On 
the basis of student response, the 
Campus Affairs Committee voted 
to recommend that Senate fund 
the WBS news teletype. The mo- 
tion now goes to SOFC for a final 
recommendation on funding 
before Senate votes on the 

Feminists visit Wellesley 

by Sharon Collins '77 

On the weekend of Fcbruarv 2 1 
through 23, approximately sixteen 
active feminists (both men and 
women), who arc all members ol 
the NOW Advisory Committee, 
will be visiting Wellesley College. 
The guests will be living in 
residence halls and they will have 
student hostesses who will accom- 
pany them to all of the various 

weekend activities. 

This special weekend will in- 
clude a formal opening at which 
quests will be speaking on the 
nature of the work in which they 
are involved, a reception follow- 
ing, and two sessions of panel dis- 
cussions on Saturday. Guests will 
also be speaking informally with 
students in Ihe residence halls, 
both at meals and in the evenings. 


Consider students 
for part-time jobs 

One of the recommendations which emerged from (he 
Winter Term evaluation session was the appointment of a 
part-time paid administrator to handle the planning and 
execution of the January session. Both the students and 
the faculty members who organized this year's Winter 
Term fell that the task was too large for anyone to execute 
as a spare-time activity. While committee work lightens 
the burden on any one person, the diffusion of responsibili- 
ty also hampers effective coordination. 

Unfortunately, the need for cost-consciousness on the 
part of the College is as equally clear cut as the need for a 
Winter Term administrator. 

Perhaps a hybridization of the student volunteer and the 
paid employee could be developed to handle student- 
oriented programs such as Winter Term at relatively small 
cost to the College. 

A healthy proportion of Wellesley students have ac- 
cumulated extra academic credits by their junior or senior 
year, either from high school AP credits or from taking 
five courses some semesters. Suppose the College granted 
a student free room and board in return for 20 hours a 
week devoted to coordinating Winter Term. That is, the 
College pays roughly $800 (one semester's room and 
board, in 74-75 prices) for a half-time employee, which is 
probably less than the college would have to pay a non- 
student administrator. 

The first reaction to paying a student less than someone 
else might be that the arrangement is "exploitative" of the 
student. However, a program like Winter Term might be 
interesting enough in itself to partially offset the 
meagerness in pecuniary remuneration. Marilyn 
Chohaney admits that being chairman of the Winter Term 
committee was a great deal of work, but one does not get 
the feeling, from talking to her. that she regrets having 
done it. Moving toward more cold economic calculations, 
the work experience itself is valuable. 

Perhaps even a relatively small outlay for a part-time 
Winter Term coordinator is not feasible. However, News 
hopes that when staffing issues such as this one arise in the 
future, one of the options considered is the part-time 
employment of current students. The opportunities for 
creativenessand the value of the administrative experience 
involved in a program like Winter Term might well be 
great enough to compensate for a modest dollar salary. 


Each year, the Eta of 
Massachusetts Chapter of Phi 
Beta Kappa elects to 
membership students who have 
demonstrated outstanding 
academic achievement. Up to 
15% of the members of any one 
class may be elected. While 
nominations arc generally 
made by faculty members, 
students may also propose the 
names of those who merit con- 
sideration. Such nominations 
should be sent to Judith Wason 
of the Mathematics Depart- 
ment by Wednesday, February 
19. 1975. 

The United Chapters of Phi 
Bclj Kappa have established 
guidelines for election, includ- 
ing a general distribution re- 
quirement. As interpreted by 
the local chapter, these require 
that, as a minimum, each 
nominee: (I) Shall have com- 

pleted three semesters of work 
at Wellesley. Juniors shall be 
currently in residence. (2) Shall 
have completed five semesters 
of work in the liberal arts. (3) 
Shall have completed four 
courses in the major. (Normal- 
ly at Wellesley.) (4) Shall or- 
dinarily have shown strength at 
the B+ level or better in at 
least two of Wellcslcy's Groups 
A. B, and C, beyond the in- 
troductory level. (5) Shall have 
shown academic excellence as 
indicated by both a. and b.: a. 
grades (overall course average 
better than b+). b. creativity, 
independence, intellectual 
curiosity, and broad cultural 
interests. (6) Shall be a student 
with integrity. As staled in the 
Chapter Constitution, Article 4 
— "In addition to scholarship, 
good moral character shall be 
qualification of membership." 

Wellesley News 

Editor-in-Chief Margie Flavin 75 Ed.tors Debbie zim , . ?6 

c :.■■■'.;••••• Sandy Peddie 76 Editor Nancy McTigU( , . ?? 

k cJ-V Catherine Leslie 78 

X"" Edl, ° r - Sharon Collins 77 

Government Ed.tor Vkk Min 77 

J2LSK Emily YoJJe 77 

Spots Editor Mary Young 75 

Photography Ed,.or Sasha Norkin 76 

Business Manager Jaynie Miller 76 

Ad Managers Susan pignonj .„ 

r-- " i'l- "".'. Kathi floss 76 

C.rculat.on Manager Jodie Enay 75 

Contribuhng Editors Fh Daf f t . ?6 

'.■■■.■;••'.■•••• Barb Sheridan 76 

AsMstant Ed.tors Mo „ y Bu „ er 77 

Leigh Hough 78 

n'""", Pam Chin 75 

Car,oon ' s ' MaryK. Van Amherg 77 

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Letters to the Editor 

Assault victim tells 
Experience, aftermath 

To the Editor: 

I am writing this letter out of 
concern for women of the 
Wellesley College community. I 
am one of the two students who 
was assaulted during Winter 
Term. That experience made me 
realize rape is a reality at 
Wellesley, and needs to be dealt 
with. I do not feel any shame or 
embarassment over what happen- 
ed. Rather I want to share some 
of my experience in hopes that it 
may be helpful to other women in 
thinking about rape and rape 

First I think it is important for 
the community to understand 
clearly what happened to me. At 
my request, a well intentioned 
employee let me into my residence 
hall to collect some things from 
my room. It was after dark. I was 
alone in my room when a man 
appeared at the door with a stock- 
ing over his head and a knife in his 
hand. He said he was going to 
rape me. I had no intention of 
submitting and physically struggl- 
ed with him for about five 
minutes. One of the main reasons 
why I chose to resist and not sub- 
mit was that as a virgin I did not 
want my first sexual experience to 
be the horror of rape. While 
struggling I engaged him in 
dialogue, saying such things as, 
"Why do you want to rape me? 
Don't you understand I want no 
part of this. I am a woman, not an 
object. In God's name please 
don't rape me." He finally over- 
powered me, to the point at which 
I was forced to engage in oral in- 
tercourse two separate times. He 
then attempted to rape me, but 
stopped when he realized I had a 
(am pax in. Then a( knife point he 
asked me a number of questions. 
He ended by threatening that if 
there were any repercussions, he 
would kill me. As he was leaving 
he" ma'de me lie on the bed and 
count to five hundred, which I 
started to do. Then as I reached 
one hundred he returned and told 
me to star( over. Thus it was good 
I did not get up right after he left. 
It is impossible to say what 
should be done in all assault 
situations. Each incident is 
different and requires a different 
response. I think what most 
helped me was my ability to re- 
main calm, assess the situation, 
and then act firmly. I did struggle, 
I did talk, but I also did act in 
such a way as to ensure my own 
safety at knife point. 

I believe (here are some reasons 
why I was able to cope with the 
situation. One is that I had talk- 
ed with other women about rape 
and self-defense. As a result I was 
more aware of the problem and 
had thought some about what one 
might do if confronted with an at- 
tacker. Also my active involve- 
ment in the women's movement 

has helped me develop confidence 
in myself, especially in my 
strength, both emotional and 
physical. I believe such confidence 
helped me not to panic. Another 
reason why I was able to cope was 
that I prayed. 

I think it is important also to 
share with you the aftermath of 
the actual attack. The first thing I 
did after leaving my room was to 
report the incident to security and 
to the Wellesley police. The police 
were efficient and helpful in tak- 
ing the report and starting search 
procedures. (The police also told 
mc they did not think I was in 
great danger, despite the threats 
on my life. There seems to be little 
reason for him to come back.) I 
did not hesitate to report the at- 
tack since I realized that reporting 
it was vital to protect the safety of 
the college community. Two 
female members of the student 
services staff were with me most 
of the evening. Their supportive 
presence was very helpful to me, 
especially while talking to the 
police. Since the incident I have 
found support from professional 
staff and from friends. The 
residence office, the medical and 
psychiatric staff, the dean's office, 
and the chaplaincy staff have been 
very helpful. All people concerned 
have protected my confidentiality. 
At first I did not realize that I 
would want or need to seek out 
people's help, but now I am glad I 
did. The rape experience goes 
beyond • the assault itself. I 
realize Ihe importance of dealing 
with the complex emotions that 
may follow. Also I now know that 
there is no reason for women to 
feel ashamed, embarassed, or 
scared about seeking help. 

I hope you now have a greater 
concern for your own safety after 
reading about what happened to 
me. I think this is the most impor- 
tant point of my writing. It never 
occurred to me that entering an 
unoccupied residence hall was 
dangerous. We all are too ac- 
customed to doing things on and 
off this campus without con- 
sidering our own safety or 
vulnerability to attacks. We are 
our own best security, so please 
protect yourselves and each other. 
In closing I am aware I will be 
working through this experience 
for a long time lo come. I am 
thankful thai there are people in 
this community to help me do 
that. I in turn want to be helpful in 
any way I can. I believe women 
coming together can be suppor- 
tive. So I invite women who are 
genuinely concerned about rape 
and assault lo join me in sharing 
experiences and thoughts next 
Tuesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. in 
Ihe Women's Center. 

Name withheld upon request. 

Wellesley's new Debate Team 
Explains purposes, activities 

To the Editors: 

1974-75 is the first year that 
Wellesley has had its own inter- 
collegiate debate team. In the 
past, Wellesley students debated 
for the MIT Debate Society. A 
year ago it became readily ap- 
parent that this informal arrange- 
ment was unsatisfactory. As a 
mailer of pride, a school of the 
caliber of Wellesley should field a 
team of its own. When Wellesley 
students are debating under the 
name of another school, there is 
no recognition given to their own 
college. More importantly, the 
national debate circuit has very 
few women participants and no 
teams from exclusively women's 
schools. Therefore this year has 
been a first with the Wellesley 
College team on the circuit. Final- 
ly, since Wellesley has no speech 
department, much less a course in 
speech, a debate team offered an 
opportunity for students here to 
learn skills in forensics. The above 
reasons led to the process of set- 
ling up a Wellesley Debate Socie- 
ty. SOFC and Senate began by 
sending a Wellesley (earn of 
freshmen to Novice Nationals last 
spring; later a budget for this year 
was approved. As a last step the 
funding for a. team coach was 
sought. With the help of Mr. 
Albert Holland, Vice President 
for Resources, and Dean Ilchman. 
the problems were overcome. This 
fall, Ms. Linda Listrom, a first- 
year student at Harvard Law 
School, began as the Director of 
Debate. A year ago, Ms. Listrom 
was the best woman debater on 
the circuit, having attended fifty 
college debate tournaments, in- 
cluding three American Forensics 
Association National Debate 

Debate ... and its Benefits 

debaters have attended an average 
of six tournaments each, as we are 
more limited financially than 

News places revenue above self-respect 

To the Editor 

Your editorial of November 22, 
1974 insists thai Ihe Wellesley 
Vem needs the revenue from 
sexist commercials to survive 
financially. May I remind your 
staff that there is a word for 
women who place financial gain 
above self-respect: prostitutes. 

I seriously doubt that the 
Wellesley News is so im- 
poverished that it cannot afford lo 
eliminate a single offensive ad, 
namely the "Liberated Women 
Arc Better" number. I also 
seriously question whether 
reasonably bright and energetic 
advertising managers could not 
find a more suitable replacement 
for it. Ms. magazine, which has no 
magnanimous grant of SI2.000 
from a benevolent college, to survive in a fiercely 
competitive business without prin- 
ting sexist advertisements of any 
kind If you need suggestions on 
how to accomplish a similar 
miracle for the News, may I 
refer you u. the November 1974 
issue of Ms. and an excellent arti- 
cle entitled "A Personal Report 
from Ms.: Everything You 
Always Wanted to Know About 
Our Advertising 

May I also remind you that you 
represent this campus. We pay for 
your paper with our student ac- 

tivities fee, and have no subscrip- 
tion to cancel in outrage, and no 
option whether or not to buy a 
copy. In short, the students of 
Wellesley College own the 
News, their ideas are reflected 
by it, and you arc morally bound 
lo preserve the integrity and lo 
respect the wishes of the women 
you represent. 

Similarly, yoL have a duty to 
educate yci. advertisers. No one 
with something lo sell wishes to 
offend a polential customer. I 
submit that a sponsor might 
willingly change the content of an 
ad or accept editorial suggestions 
if anyone >ook the lime and trou- 
ble to speak with him or her. Thus 
enlightened, a sponsor might 
change its outlook toward all 

Advertising is not a picayune 
issue, as some have suggested. It 
shapes American opinion and we 
are daily saturated with it. A 
single sexist commercial says a 
ot. It says that the News puis 
capital gain heforc the dignity of 
its readers, thai the sponsor feels 
there is money lo be made from 
exploiting women, and that (he 
so-called feminists of Wellesley 
College are (oo apaihelic (o bring 
,i screaming hall to a form of 
degradation Ihey can actively at- 
tack. Change your advertising 

policy, and change a few opinions. 

Susan Beegel, '76 

Anne Boyle '76 

Patricia Guida 76 

Amy Gilfenbaum 77 

Carol Grant 78 

Diane Harvey 77 

Ellen Hasbrouck 77 

Donna Kasper 77 

Hilary Selby 78 

College thanks 
Ground crew 

To the Editor: 

I must ask you lo print a word 
of appreciation Tor the men who 
clear the paths, shovel and sand 
the stairs, and in general make it 
possible for all of us to enter the 
college buildings after a major 
snowstorm. Having done only the 
"Mile" job of shoveling out at 
home. I can imagine the complex- 
ity and difficulty of making 
Founders alone accessible. I think 

we all owe a vole or thanks to the 
plowcrs. the shovclcrs. and the 

Faire L. Goldstein 

Office Manager 

Deans' Office 

most schools, but have researched 
as much as many top teams 
(between two and ten hours daily) 
in order to "keep up" on the topic. 
The skills developed by debaters 
arc of particular value to prepara- 
tion for legal and political oc- 
cupations. These professions are 
opening up lo women and 
success by women will require 
speaking ability. It is a fact that a 
majority of the U.S. Senators and 
Representatives are former 

Off-Campus Activities 
This year Wellesley has entered 
teams in eleven major tour- 
naments. The debut at MIT was 
followed by a successful sweep al 
Brandeis where the teams of Beth 
Lambert-Leslie Kramer and 
Abigail Abraham-Kathy Pulley 
took fourth and fifth place respec- 
tively. The following weekend, al 
a still larger tournament at BU. 
found Joan Darby-Beth Lambert 
clinching fifth place. The season, 
thus far, has been crowned by a 
first place victory at U. Mass by 
the team of Abigail Abraham- 
Kathy Pulley, both of whom also 
won speaker awards. 

Clearly the fledgling 
Wellesley team is well on its way 
to extending Ihe reputation of the 
College to the debate world. Pen- 
ding receipt of funds, the debaters 
hope lo extend their ground 
lo Dartmouth. Amherst, 
Northwestern and the National 
Debate tournament at the Univer- 
sity of the Pacific in California. 
On-Campus Involvement 
The debate society has spon- 
sored many on-campus activities. 
There have been weekly Wednes- 
day night meetings, open to all 
students, at which we determine 
the plans for the semester. The 
meetings, at 7:00 in room 300. 
Schneider, involve practice 
debates, topic discussions, and 
plans for on-campus activities. 
There have been a series of ex- 
hibitions connected with the 
Wellesley Debate Society already 
this year. In early October there 
was a high-quality tournament at 
MIT on the national debate 
resolution which many Wellesley 
students went to observe. 
Somewhat later in the year there 
was a humorous demonstration 
debate by a team from Princeton. 
Hie presentation, on a Sunday 
afternoon in Davis Lounge, drew 
many students interested in a 
somewhat unusual style of debate. 
The Wellesley Debate Society has 
also sponsored a novice tourna- 
ment on campus at which begin- 
ning debaters could either par- 
ticipate or observe. Plans for se- 
cond semester include open 
meetings and another novice tour- 
nament. Further, past national 
cnamp.ons will be sponsored in a 
demonstration debate on campus 
later in ihe semester, and there 
will bean open discussion of (he 
world food crisis by the varsity 
members of the Society. Plans 
have also been made for speakers 
to come to the campus. We will 
soon be organizing for next year. 
Contact cither Beth Lambert. 
237-4447, or Abigail Abraham. 

The Wellesley 
Debate Society. 


Wellesley Winter Term 1975 


Participants evaluate January experiment 

tit- * ■ + ■ 

by Margie Flavin 75 

"In essence Winter Term was a 
lime of great freedom, in which 
one had (he time, the facilities, and 
the instruction to experiment with" 
in" things, and to experience that 
kind of personal growth which is 
onlj possible when there is no 
academic pressure." — By Mary 
Greene 77. 
(photo by Frannie Wallace '77). 

While some attending the 
evaluation session on Winter 
Term expressed disappointment 
that more faculty members had 
not participated in the January ex- 
periment, others noted that a 
faculty-dominatcd program might 
not have achieved the informal 
and spontaneous character of the 

Most of the 30 students and 
faculty members attending the 
meeting seemed to agree with 
Marilyn Chohaney '75, chairman 
of the Winter Term committee, 
that one of the attractive features 
of the program was the fact that it 
was student-inspired and student- 

The bulk of the complaints 
voiced at the January 30 meeting 
centered on mechanical problems. 
Last-minute scheduling changes 

were common; mail delivery was 
awkward. Because serious plan- 
ning for this year's Winter Term 
did not start until October, some 
of the administrative problems 
may be avoided in future years 
when planning is started earlier. 
Members of the Winter Term 
committee, however, felt that 
effective coordination of the 
program required a part-time paid 

Those attending the meeting 
felt strongly that participation in 
Winter Term should not be man- 
datory, either for stuaents or for 
faculty members. Th* sense of the 
meeting was also in favor at ex- 
tending the period from three to 
four weeks. 

There was less consensus on 
whether or not courses should be 
offered for credit. It was 
suggested that a very limited 
number of courses be offered for 

academic credit, such as intensive 
language courses. Others objected 
on the grounds that offering one 
or two courses for credit might 
create pressure for granting credit 
for the rest of the courses and un- 
dermine the voluntary nature of 
Winter Term. 

The $100 fee was another un- 
resolved issue. Some felt that the 
fee prevented some students from 
participating in Winter Term and 
proposed that the costs be ab- 
sorbed by the comprehensive fee 
for the academic year. The more 
prevalent opinion, however, seem- 
ed to be that it would be unfair to 
ask students not participating in 
Winter Term to bear the costs of 
the program. Further, it was 
pointed out that financial aid was 
available in the form of part-time 
jobs, reduced fees, and rebates to 
activity leaders. 


42% questioned said it was "Wonderful!" 

By Catherine Leslie '78 

The results of a questionnaire 
filled out by 208 Winter Term 
participants indicates that the ex- 
periment was a positive and lively 

78% of the participants cited 
the value of freedom from 
academic pressure to pursue in- 
terests rarely developed during 

Most students, 84%, found that 
dorm life during January was 

On the whole, 32% of the 
students think that Winter Term, 
as it is presently envisioned, 
should be repeated next year. Half 
of the students, however, would 
like to see at least some of the 
courses offered for credit, and a 
quarter of the students were so 
enchanted with the January ac- 
tivities that they would like a 
credited and compulsory Winter 

The overall response to 
Wellesley's first Winter program 

Katie Albers 76 and Deneene Whitehead 76 express themselves 
melodically in McAfee livingroom. (photo by Elyse Cherry 75). 

was great. 51% of the participants 
said they had a good time, with 
only 4% bored or disappointed 
with the activities. 42% said it was 


By Lisa Drazin 75 

The fifteen undergraduates 
enrolled in the Magazine 
Workshop discovered what is 
behind the glamour of a 

The workshop was organized 
and lead by Mary Lyons, editor of 
the Alumnae Magazine. 

The participants were exposed 
to the conception, growth and 
final completion stages of a 
hypothetical magazine. 

Lectures, discussions, special 
guest speakers, hands-on ex- 
perience, and a field trip fully im- 

rclaxcd and intimate, letting 
students share and learn with each 
other more fully than during the 
regular term. 

Only 28% of the students felt 
that January was an important 
opportunity to participate in 
programs emphasizing student 
leadership and responsibility: 
while 70% of the students were im- 
pressed with the high caliber of 
the instruction. 70% also express- 
ed the desire to sec the regular 
faculty participate more. 

The consensus was that the 
planning of Winter Term was ef- 
ficient and effective, although 50% 
of the respondents were bothered 
about friction over housing in 
non-Winter term students' rooms. 
Also. 50% felt thai the S 100 dollar 
fee was excessive, while 23% 
suggested that Winter Term fees 
be absorbed into the general tui- 

mersed the participants in the 
magazine production world. 


By Donna Drvaric 77 

As with many of the Winter 
Term courses, "How to Prove a 
Theorem" offered a relaxed 
challenge: to acquire, improve, 
and polish our skill in proving 
theorems. Beginning with an 
abstract set S and an arbitrary 
relation R, we progressed toward 
a description of the real numbers 
by imposing restrictions upon S 
and R. Although we did not com- 
plete/he description, the theorems 
that we proved and the definitions 
for which we found examples 
provided enough victories to whet 
our appetities for more. 

Good food 

By Virginia Curtis 77 

The Slater House kitchen was 
the classroom of the Gourmet 
Cooking class. Kim Gilbert '77 
was the teacher, and her course in- 
cluded such delicacies as cheese 
souffle and chocolate mousse. The 
class also prepared chicken, fish, 
and salmon dishes. Participants 
not only learned to make exotic 
dishes but increased their 
waistlines while eating them. In 
spite of the calories and the 
forgotten diets, the course was ex- 
tremely enjoyable. The classes 
were small and intimate; everyone 
involved appreciated the good 
times and the good food. 

House plants 

Taking a course in "How to 
Grow House Plants" will not 
guarantee success in growing just 
any plant. As explained by 
William Jennings of the 
greenhouse staff, certain plants 
such as gardenias, azalias, 
cyclamens, and camelias are 
simply not adaptable to dorm life. 

After Mr. Jennings 
demonstrated methods of 
propagation, students were 
supplied with pots, sand and a 

number of plants and were let 
loose to practice the day's lesson. 
Once their cuttings had taken 
root, students potted their new 
plants in a 2:1:1 mixture of soil, 
sand and leaf mold. 

The students were told to water 
plants in the morning rather than 
at night, when plants arc par- 
ticularly susceptible to diseases 

Italy today 

By Lisa DeAngelis 77 

"I'm not sure how I am 
qualified to teach a course on 
Italy." said Alan Schechter of the 
Political Science Department, 
"except that I just love the place." 
In the three weeks of his Winter 
Term course "Italy Today: 
Culture, Cuisine, and Everyday 
Life" Mr. Schechter successfully 
instilled some of that love to his 
seven students. 

One of the class activities was 
going to the new Fellini film, 
Amarcord. Based on the 
memories of an Italian boyhood, 
it gives one a feeling for life in a 


small Italian village. 

Another activity was a meal 
prepared by Mr. and Mrs. 
Schechter from groceries purchas- 
ed during a field trip to Boston's 
North End: spinach fettucini with 
Bolognese sauce, a salad made 
with fennel (a vegetable with the 
crunch of celery and the taste of 
licorice), round Italian bread, and 
canolli, a pastry filled with 
sweetened ricotta cheese. 

After dinner Grazia Avitabile, 
chairman of the Italian depart- 
ment, showed slides of Italy that 
emphasized the difference in 
countryside between the North 
and the South. 

After cuisine, the class turned 
to culture. An instructor from the 
Riverside Country Day School 
talked about the important con- 
tributions of Italians in the history 

(photo by Sasha Norkln 75) 

of opera. Cecilia Mattii, an in- 
structor in the Italian department, 
spoke to the class about social and 
political aspects of Italian life; the 
woman's movement in Italy, and 
the popular Communist party. 

In the final "meal meeting", the 
class learned how to make 
tortellini, tiny squares of pasta 
filled with a mixture of ground 
pork, chicken, and cheese, and 
twisted "in the shape of a bishop's 
hat." Mrs. Paul Jame-on 
demonstrated how to make the 
pasta (one egg for each cup of 
flour) and how to shape it into 
tortellini. That evening the 
tortellini was served as the first 

At the end of the course the 
class agreed that "il corso e stato 

Tom Atkins of NAACP 
Speaks on school desegregation 

Eva Siu teaches Chinese brush painting 

By Sharon Collins 77 

"No child is forced to ride a 
bus. Parents can take or send the 
child to school by car, plane, 
helicopter, horseback, or public 
transportation," said Tom 
Atkins, Boston President of the 
NAACP. Mr. Atkins spoke in 
Bates living room on the morning 
of January 27; his topic was 
"Desegregation of the Boston 
Public School System." 

In 1974. the Federal Court in 
Boston Tound that "at least 80% 
of Boston's schools are segregated 
in the sense that their racial com- 
positions are sharply out of line 
with the racial composition of the 
Boston school system as a whole." 
To illustrate this — 84% of 
Boston's white students attend 
schools that are more than 80% 
while, and 62% of the black 
students attend schools that are 
more than 70% black. 

Atkins claims that segregation 
was cultivated and maintained by 
the Boston School Committee. 
Through the following actions, the 
Committee created a school 
system as thoroughly segregated 
as any encountered in the deepest 
southern state: ( I ) deliberate over- 
crowding of white schools, (2) 
deliberate underutilization of 
black schools, (3) manipulation of 
district lines, (4) manipulation of 
feeder patterns, (5) deliberate 
manipulation of the transfer and 

open enrollment system, (6) 
deliberate mislocation of new 
schools. (7) deliberate altering of 
the school organization to create 
black 'middle schools' and white 
junior highs, and (8) assignment 
of teachers and administrators in 
a racially discriminatory manner. 
The NAACP literature also 
states: "The public actions and 
statements of the School Com- 
mittee members and other local 
and state officials served to 
generate intense racial hostilities 
so that blacks were afraid to go to 
'white' schools and whites were 
afraid to go to 'black' schools." 

The remedy for this illness is 
the elimination of segregation 
"root and branch", in the words 
of the Court. The Boston School 
Committee was found to have 
taken from black students one of 
their constitutional civil rights, 
and it must vindicate itself of 
these charges by purging itself of 
all vestiges of segregation. 

Phase One of the desegregation 
plan began in September 74 and 
will end in June 75. Il involves 80 
of the 204 schools in the system. 
In September 75 the permanent 
plan, which is now being prepared 
by the School Committee, will go 
inlo effect — it will involve com- 
plete desegregation of all 204 
schools in ihe system. 

Atkins explained several 
reasons for opposition to busing. 
"I try not to stereotype the op- 
pbsilion," he said. "One anti- 
busing group is largely a result of 
Boston's many tightly-knit 
neighborhood enclaves. 
And still today, each section has 
maintained its identity — unfor- 
tunately, in some sections, simple 
neighborhood pride has developed 
inlo a virulent xenophobiu. People 
in .i neighborhood feel that the 
schools in the neighborhood are 
exclusively theirs. This is not cor- 
rect — each school is part of the 

city system, and it is paid for by 
general city taxes." 

Atkins continued, "Another 
anti-busing group is composed of 
parents who feel that they have 
the right to choose which school 
their child attends. This is not true 
in the public school system. Public 
school officials have the authority 
and the responsibility to assign 
children to schools. If a parent 
applies to have his child 
transferred and the transfer is 
granted, he has received a 
privilege, not a right." 

"And then," he laughed, "there 
are the many dedicated bigots of 
Boston. They have linked up with 
equally dedicated bigots in other 
parts of the country, and this 
network of dedicated bigots seeks 
to nationally oppose busing." 

"Anti-busing people are not a 
majority of the people, but they 
are a majority of the really vocal 
people, and so they seem like 

Alkins feels that, in terms of 
the nation, Boston is the major 
baltlefront for the civil rights 
movement. He believes that the 
entire country will feel the impact 
of whal happens here. 

But, arc we simply busing 
children from one bad school to 
another? "That may be so," 
replied Atkins, "but the school 
system must be lousy in an in- 
discriminatory way. The 
Constitution does not guarantee a 
good education. It says that an 
education, good or bad, must be 
available to all." 

In conclusion, Atkins urged 
students to get involved in im- 
proving the world. "Society 
tolerates higher levels of deviation 
in students than in any other 
group. Many options are open to 
you at this lime in your life. Take 
advantage of them and push your 
convictions to the limit!" 


Police force warns: 
"Stay uptight!" 


By Tamara Adler *78 

"Security is only as good as you 
people are. You have to be 

This was the message stressed 
by Donald Carney and Louise 
Dowling, two officers from the 
Cambridge Police Department 
who came to Schneider Center on 
Thursday. January 23, to speak 
about rape and rape prevention. 
They spoke to a large audience 
— approximately two-thirds of all 
Winter Term residents were pre- 
sent — and advised students to 
"be aware" and to "stay uptight". 
"Uptight" was an apt work to 
describe the tension which was fell 
by all the students participating in 
the Winter Term program. It was 
justified by two rapes which oc- 
cured within a period of three 

On January 15, a college 
employee let a Winter Term par- 
ticipant into an unoccupied dor- 
mitory. The student had forgotten 
the key to her room and decided 
to return to her Winter Term 
residence to retrieve it, propping 
open the door of the dorm so that 
she would be able to reenter the 
dorm later. After she had returned 
to her room, a man appeared at 
her door, threatened her with a 
knife, and forced her to commit 
unnatural acts. 
On January 17, a student 

reported to a faculty member that 
she had been raped shortly before 
8 p.m. while walking from the new 
dorms to East Lodge on an unlit 
path behind the dorms. She was 
also threatened with a knife and 
[hen raped. 

Both the rapes were reported 
immediately. The victim of the 
first rape was able to give a 
description of the assailant so that 
a composite could be drawn and 

In the case of the second rape, 
the officers only spoke to the 
faculty member and were not able 
to obtain more than a general 

On December 7, an assault with 
attempt to rape occured on the 
Wellesley campus. The victim 
reported this immediately, a com- 
posite was drawn, and was posted. 
On December 14, a student 
reported an incident of indecent 
exposure. Security officers were 
able to appreh.ind the man short- 
ly, and he was identified by the 

On February 4, in the Dedham 
District Court, he pleaded guilty 
to assault with a dangerous 
weapon (reduced from the charge 
of assault with intent to rape) and 
indecent exposure. Security of- 
ficers stressed that the charge of 
this apprehension was due to the 
composite which was made with 
the cooperation of the victim. 

An historic note: 
Harvard courts Wellesley 

Tb»Y6"mantic courtship of Alice 
Freeman seems almosK^as in- 
teresting as her academic career. 

A graduate of the University 
(Michigan, she came to Wellesley 
\n 1879 as a professor of history. 
Three years later, at age 27, she 
named Wellesley's second 
president and began a six year 
tcnurcNjf tumultuous change. 

At age !>3I, she met George 
Palmer, a Harvard professor of 
philosophy at \hc home of a 
mutual friend. Later, when he 
gave a series of lectures at 
Wellesley, they met agaftyA cor- 
respondence began in 188Kand 
on February 21, her thirty secoT 
birthday, she became engaged. 

The upcomin£maiwigen rovc<| 
to be conJjerTersial. Antifemjw,, 
of the^tffnc cited her intentions\ s 
p«Jof that women were undepel 
fable in positions of publifc 
responsibility. / 

The trustees of the college and 
others were dismayed that their 
competent woman president was 
giving up her career for marriage 
However, they were jrfarried on 
December 23, 1881, 

Many booksJrave been written 
containing Ipve letters, poetry 
and recoljections of their |jf c 
togelh«^- a romantic twist to the 
history of both colleges, and an 

iMemic note to Valentine's Day. 

The construction of new security offices has begun. Overlooking the 
project are Mr. Hapenny, Superintendent of Security, and Ellen Schriver 

(photo by Sasha Norkin 75). 

Security offers more mobility 

Questionnaire reveals 
Approval of calendar 

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Academic Council discusses 
End-of-term grade reports 

By Flo Datis "76 

Academic Council opened its 
series of second semester meetings 
with cursory discussions and votes 
on search committee results and 
end-of-term grade reports. 

A scheduled meeting of the 
American Association of Univer- 
sity Professors (AAUP) followed 
the unusually brief Academic 
Council session, where a faculty 
salary dispute with the College 
was discussed. A further report on 
this pay conflict is forthcoming, 
pending further NEWS research. 

Search Committee activity has 
resulted in the appointment of 
Ms. Maude Chaplin, a former 

class dean, as a part-time 
Associate Dean of the College and 
Assistant to the President. 

Academic Council has learned 
that, as a result of changes in the 
Buckley Amendment to the Om- 
nibus Education Act of 1974, 
parents of dependent students can 
receive not only probationary 
status reports, on their children , 
but also the transcripts of those 
dependent students. 

Under the original terms of the 
Amendment, only the status 
report could be sent to parents. 
The College has decided, however 
to discontinue their practice of 
mailing transcripts to the parents 
of first-year students. 

Musgrave to speak on inflation 

Richard A. Musgrave will speak on "Inflation and Taxation" at 8 
p.m ;• Tuesday, February 18, in Davis Lounge. Currently Professor of 
Political Economy at Harvard. Mr. Musgrave has been an with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, and has served as vice-president of the American Economic 


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Joseph Kiebala, Vice President 
for Business Affairs, said in an in- 
terview that the College security 
force is being reorganized to allow 
more "mobility in the field and 
better communication from the 
residence halls." 

Establishment of a 24 hour 
security office is among the op- 
tions under consideration. The 
proposed security office would 
take calls directly from the dorms, 
rather than having them relayed 
through the college switchboard. 
Radio communication between 
the office and security officers in 
the field would enable the 
members of the security force to 
patrol the campus continuously, 
returning to the dorms to let 
students in when contacted by 

Changes which have already 
been implemented include the 
acquisition of an additional patrol 
car and the enrollment of security 
officers in training programs. 

The installation of buzzers on 
dormitory doors other than the 
main entrances is among the other 
security measures being con- 

The main direction of the 
changes currently under con- 
sideration took shape last spring 
during Vil Junior meetings on the 
subject of security. 

The main difference between 
the proposals of the Vil Juniors 
and the plans receiving the most 


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attention at the present involves 
the issue of providing students 
with keys to the entrances of the 
residence halls. In the assessment 
of the Vil Junior committee, stu- 
dent response to the idea of issu- 
ing keys to the dorms was un- 

Discussion of security policy 
within the dorm has been taken up 
by House Presidents. Questions 
that will be addressed in up- 
coming meetings include the ex- 
tension of bells hours, relocation 
of bell desks in some dorms, the 
standardization of bell desk 
security across campus, and the 
identification of people entering 
the dorms. Dorm residents with 
thoughts on any of the aspects of 
dorm security are urged to contact 
cither Heads of House or House 

Are you a 



Students interested in a 
publishing course should con- 
tact Arthur Gold. Director of 
Educational Research and 
Development, at ext. 413.-' 

Anyone interested in work- 
ing on the Alumnae Magazine 
should contact Mary Lyons at 
ext. 207 or drop in the Alum- 
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The results of the 1974-1975 
First Semester Calendar-Winter 
Term Questionnaire indicate that 
an overwhelming majority of 
students approved of the present 
academic calendar in which the 
final work is completed before 

In December, Amy Reisen '76 
and Arthur Gold prepared a 
questionnaire on Calendar and 
Winter Term for the Office of 
Educational Research and 
Development. 1332 students par- 
ticipated, and many added their 
own comments concerning 
Wellesley's Academic environ- 
ment and work load. 
Short Answer Results 

A. Major or intended major. I. 
Humanities: 472. 2. Social 
Science: 396. 3. Science: 257. 4. 
Undecided, or interdepartmental: 
201. 5. No Answer: 6. 

B. How do you feel about the 
present calendar in which the final 
work is completed before Christ- 
mas: I. Don't like it: 325. 2. Like 
it: 934. 3. Indifferent: 64. No 
Answer: 9. 

C. How "pressured" did you 
feel by the work this semester? 1. 
Pressured in a way that I consider 
reasonable or fair: 515. 2. 
Pressured more than I can accept 
as reasonable or fair: 775. 3. Not 
Pressured: 56. No Answer: 5. 

D. Of the following factors that 
are said to cause "pressure," 
number that which was of most 
serious concern to you personally. 
I. Competition: 185. 2. Ineffective 
use of study time: 402. 3. Too 
much work assigned at the end of 
the semester: 697. No Answer: 44. 

E For Juniors and Seniors on- 
ly. Three calendars have been in 
use since you were here. Mark the 
appropriate number for the calen- 
dar you prefer. I. 74-75. Exams 
and papers before Christmas: 230. 
2. 73-74. Exams before Christ- 

mas; papers due January 15: 306. 
3. 72-73. Exams and papers in 
January: 64. 

F. What will you be doing this 
January? 1. Earning money: 549. 
2. Relaxing and/or studying on 
my own: 463. 3. Enrolling in 
Winter Term at Wellesley or 
elsewhere: 200. 4. Other: 110. No 
answer: 10. 

G. How would you feel towards 
a Winter Term at Wellesley if it 
were compulsory for at least two 
sessions, and for "credit"? I. 
Strongly opposed: 394. 2. Op- 
posed: 288. 3. No opinion as yet: 
238. 4. In favor: 210. 5. Strongly 
in favor: 67. 6. No answer: 135. 

Open-ended Comments 
"... I love Wellesley. There is a 
lot of pressure, but it probably 
bothers me mainly because I 
never studied in high school. But I 
am learning so much and I am glad 
that the pressure is there because 
otherwise it would be a waste of 
time and money to come here." 
"... It's sad that students here 
talk for hours about how much 
work they have, without ever dis- 
cussing the content of that work." 
The quality of the students 
accepted seems to be declining 
The atmosphere in general; is 
stagnant. As it stands. I can't 
spend four years or my life and 
S 10,000 trying to change this in- 
stitution. I am, therefore, leaving, 
to gel un education." 

Six weeks away from school is a 
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It was the most exciting evening 
| have spent in the theatre in a 

long l ' mc - 
"A Little Night Music", music 

jnd lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. 

opened in Boston on Tuesday. 

Feb. 4. for a two week run at the 

Shuberl Theatre. Featuring Jean 

Simmons and Margaret 

Hamilton, the evening promised 

10 be an eventful and entertaining 


The overture undoubtedly set 
ihe farcical and comic mood of the 
musical. Due to a rather unfor- 
lunate and somewhat suspicious 
mix-up at the box office, however, 
the tickets for your Wellesley 
News reporter were somehow 
misplaced. Only after all the 
representatives of every 
newspaper and radio station in 
the greater Boston area were 
seated were two tickets in the 
buck of the balcony found, fifteen 
minutes after the curtain. 

The musical was by that time in 
full swing. Sorting the characters 
out as best as was possible, the 
"plot" began to emerge. Fredrik, 
j man approaching 50. and played 
by George Lee Andrews, has been 
married to his child bride Anne. 
18, for 1 1 months. Out of delicacy 
jnd respect for hci, Fredrik has 
made no effort to consummate the 
marriage. But he's pretty tired of 
waiting. His son Henrik, older 
than his step-mother, is studying 
lo become a man of the cloth, but 
has strong desires for the maid. 
He's pretty tired of waiting, too. 
Anne, meanwhile, babbles about 

In a "Trio" of three songs en- 
titled "Now" (Fredrik). "Later" 
(Henrik). and "Soon", (all three), 
these passions are explored, 
delightfully. After a confusing 
and unfortunately largely in- 
coherent song involving most of 
the cast, including Margaret 
Hamilton who presides charming- 
ly from a wheelchair, Fredrik 
lakes his wife to a French comedy, 
which just happens to feature his 
old flame. Anne becomes ill, and 
he takes her home early. They 
arrive home just as Henrik has 
completed some sort of attempt 
with Ihe maid. Anne is disposed 
of. and Fredrik goes out for a 
"breath of fresh air." 

Fresh air is precisely what he 

does not get, for a. this point, not 
only does the plot thicken, but the 
atmosphere as well. A curious 
odor of smoke begins to invade 
the theatre, as Fredrik visits 
Dcsircc, (Jean Simmons.) and ex- 
plains his conjugal dilemma, 
what are old friends for?" she 
asks, as they retire to her boudoir. 
The smoke is forgotten by the 
audience during "You Must Meet 
My Wife", for Jean Simmons is 
superb and George Lee Andrews 
almost convincing as he tries to 
impress Desiree with his youthful 

Desiree's current lover then 
appears. And the audience begins 
to disappear, as in groups or two 
and three, they decide that no 
musical is worth a fire. Within 
three minutes the balcony is vir- 
tually deserted, the herd instinct 
taking ahold of the stouthearted 
as well as the timid. Jean Sim- 
mons and her lover are gallantly 
playing out their parts on the 
stage, but all that can be heard is 
every other person asking the next 
"Do you smell smoke?" As those 
in the expensive seals up front 
finally begin to leave, a man com- 
es from the wings and asks 
everybody to leave. By that time 
we were on the stairs. 

The audience put on a stellar 
performance down the stairwells, 
and since no fire had been 
reported, only mysterious smoke, 
most were more amused than 
frightened. Once outside, some 
waited, some went home, some 
went to gel refunds, and the 
orchestra emerged clutching their 

Did Ihe show go on? After 
deciding that it would he useless 
to try to get a refund for free 
tickets, we left, But if musicals arc 
your cup of tea, this one is worth 
seeing. The set is ingenious and 
features furniture that moves 
autonomously, the pace rapid, the 
players sure, and the orchestra 
refrains from overpowering the 
voices. As long as the score is not 
interrupted by a refrain of "When 
the. smoke Gels in Your Eyes". 
Sondheim's "A Little Night 
Music", will undoubtedly leave 
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We have to say It ... Wellesley faculty member on his way to class dur- 
ing last week's storm. 

(photo by Sasha Norkin '75). 

Alley: Innovative in Boston 

by Jackie Coleman '77 

Innovation in dance isn't 
always tolerated in Boston; last 
spring the audience actually walk- 
ed out on Mcrce Cunningham's 
predominantly modern dance per- 

But this January. Boston 
hravoed Alvin Ailey Dance 
Theater's positively pioneering 
blend of modern dance and strict 
classical ballet. Their strong 
appeal — even lo an unseasoned 
audience — is a wonder to 
witness, though one that can be 

Key to their appeal is the com- 
pany's perceptible, sensual inten- 
sity. They dance themes that are 
often emotional and easy to un- 
derstand — like the black 
woman's struggle or revelation — 
and straight from the bowels, so 
one knows whal they're doing. 
The dancers are helped in being 
expressive by Ailey \ particular 
choreographic mix of modern and 
ballet that, without the taboos of 
body or space of either type, is un- 

; The Experimental Theatre is 
holding open auditions for a 
multi-media women's play to 
be performed April 12-13. 
Auditions are Feliruary 17 at 
7:00 p.m. and February 18 at 
4:00 p.m. in the alumnae 
ballroom. For more informa- 
tion call 235-0692. 

Centre Frincils 

Students who «nh to apply for 
residence at ihe Centre Fran- 
cui« in 1975-76 ma ■ do 50 by 
signing: up at the Secretarial ji 
the Department of French. 
Green 228. before February 28. 
Prerequisite; To qualify us an 
"applicant." a sludcnl musi 
plan to take at least one unit in 
Ihe Department of French in 

usually evocative. Not that Ailey 
himself is their only 
choreographer — part of Ihe com- 
pany's communicative strength 
comes from their having ,t 
re pet oi re by so many 
choreographers that one of them 
should reach an audience even if 
the others fail. 

Sensuality comes from the 
movements, which seem almost lo 
be derived from the subconscious. 
Ailey movements have the ul- 
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emotions, which is available to 
any audience and affecting to 

Though there are a few men 
with poor line and a few women 
who occasionally scimp on tur- 
nout or cheat by raising a hip loo 
soon, ballet technique is generally 
curried into the modern realm un- 
sacrificcd. Perhaps for the first 
lime, the two worlds of ballet and 
modern are harmonized — 
gorgeously — into one. 

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by Holly Tobias 77 

The public brouhaha over Erica 
Jong's Fear Of Flying is both 
justified and misdirected. The 
novel is eminently deserving of the 
attention lately focused upon it; 
unfortunately, this attention has 
been spotlighting Ihe novel's least 
relevant virtues. Praised for its 
uninhibited eroticism and sexuali- 
ty so bluntly honest as lo fre- 
quently border on the crude. Fear 
of Flying may have overshadowed 
its own points of value. 

The European perambulations 
of Ms. Isadora White Wing 
provide quite enough spice to hold 
the reader's interest and make the 
novel the best seller it is. Jong 
looses female sexual fantasies 
honest enough to invite identifica- 
tion from her female readership 
and inspire fear in their male 

At the same time, she proves 
herself one of the first feminist- 
oriented writers to display sym- 
pathy for the very real conflict 
between the search for security 
and the longing for freedom. 

With any minimal exposure at 
all to the exhortations of the 
Women's Movement, we 
recognize a need for freedom. In 
recent years, however, the same 
movement has become as op- 
pressive as Medieval religion in 
it's spartan denial of the validity 
of woman's need for security. A 
woman who wants security, wants 
attachment, wants a man at the 
same time as a career, is made to 
feel as guilty as the woman 
without a man was made to feel in 

the I950's. What makes Fear of 
Flying so extraordinary is its 
ability to keep one constantly 
aware of Ihe conflict and the con- 
fusion which accompanies the 
security-freedom dichotomy. 

While reading, you may feel a 
sense of exhilaration at recogniz- 
ing your own rollicking sexual 
daydreams. The honesty of the 
fantasies in Jong's book, however, 
seems important for the purpose 
of lending credibility to the indeci- 
sion; without the sexual candor it 
is quite likely that Jong would 
simply be accused of an inade- 
quacy of committment to the 
women's cause. 

Jong writes very well, bringing 
her points home without recourse 
to soapbox rhetoric or those dead- 
ly out-of-character lectures which 
stop the action of the novel in 
order to demand attention for a 
pel opinion. A sense of humor, 
which this novel definitely has, is 
the most effective way to make 
people realize things they would 
otherwise categorically deny. 

The phenomenon of self- 
analysis, is one of the targets of 
Ms. Jong's satire. And it's about 
time. Analysts have their 
problems too, and frequently 
come up with answers extraor- 
dinarily irrelevant to one's 

Read the book; ignore the 
blurbs on the cover which tout the 
eroticism and frankness. At best 
you may sec yourself in a better 
light, and at worst you will have 
spent a delightful afternoon with a 
witty and amusing novel. 

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Mary Young '76 

Intercollegiate Roundup: 

Brown heads squash 

Lucy Brown '75 began her 
duties as squash sport head this 
week, succeeding Clare Swanger 
'76, on leave for the semester. 

With Clare's services the team 
two weeks ago placed seventh out 
of ten teams in the Howe Cup 
Intercollegiate Tournament at 
Yale, won by Princeton. 

Coach Darcy Holland 
meanwhile played with the Boston 
'C team in the Intercity Howe 
Cup competion and contributed 
three victorious matches as the 
Boston team took the title. 

In Massachusetts State 4 B' 
competition, last week Clare and 
Lucy advanced to the semifinals 
before bowing, while Marilyn 
Bultcrfield '76 will play in the 
consolation finals this weekend. 
The tournament was held at the 
Tennis and Racquet Club of 

Last Tuesday brought a 
decisive 4-1 win over Milton 
Academy. Clare Swanger won at 
the number one spot, and Marilyn 
Buttcrfield. Lucy Brown, and Bet- 

sy Monrad '76 triumphed in "fair- 
ly easy" matches at the second, 
fourth and fifth spots, respective- 
ly. Mimi Stockman '77 dropped a 
four-game match at number 

The intercollegiate team took 
on Trinity and Williams at 
Radcliffe Tuesday at 4. By 7:30 
they switched their jerseys to play 
Mass. Squash Racquets Associa- 
tion 'B' matches against the 
Maugus Club of Wellesley. 

The Annual Wellesley Ping 
Pong Tournament will begin 
Monday, February 24. Both 
singles and doubles will be held. 
Faculty and other college per- 
sonnel must be teamed in 
doubles and play with a student. 

To enter the tournament, call 
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Wellesley 'B' continues Tues- 
day at the Tennis and Racquet 
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will switch back to intercollcgiales 
Wednesday against Brown at 4. 

Swimming successful 

Coach Sue Tendy's talented 
swimming learn placed fourth out 
often teams at the Greater Boston 
Intercollegiate Swimming Cham- 
pionships last Thursday. Boston 

Smith, 'Cliffe 
invade tomorrow 

College and Radcliffe tied for first 
and Northeastern was next to 
edge out Wellesley in the tight 

The aquaticians look on 
Northeastern in a dual meet here 
Tuesday, and tomorrow journey 
to Brown for the New England 
Championships, an all-day event. 
Ms. Tendy plans to take ten 
swimmers, the biggest Wellesley 
contingent ever to vie for New 
England honors. 

Sports for the Week 

Few people are making any fan- 
tastic predictions, but there's 
plenty of hope in the air as the 
hastily-assembled basketball team 
prepares to clash with both 
Radcliffe and Smith here 

Only a few of Wellcsley's 27 or 
so players played over January, 
leaving coach Mayrene Earle with 
quite a task. After a grand total of 
ten practices, she leads the 
team against two strong op- 
ponents in a day. 

Talent, unlike time, is on 
Wellcsley's side, as Ms. Earle can 
count a dozen strong players in 
the group. "We've got the talent, 
but do we have the discipline or 
the experience?" worries Ms. 

Captain Mary Young '76, Kate 
Riepe '76, Kate Farnsworth '77 
and Donna Drvaric '77 have each 
played at least a year for 
Wellesley, while freshmen Helen 
Fremont, Karen Bell, Nancy An- 
drews, Connie Holmberg, Betsy 
Brinkley, Amy Thurmond and 
Sara Langcr are expected to con- 
tribute a lot in Ms. harle's plans. 

Ironically, the talent isn't 
always in one place. For the usual 
variety of Wellesley reasons, one 
player after another misses impor- 
tant practices. "It's just a matter 
of who comes to crucial practices 
at this point," said the coach 
earlier this week. 

"We have a really good chance 
of being undefeated or losing just 
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Swim — Wellesley al Brown for New England Championships, all 

Basketball - Radcliffe and Smith at Wellesley, round-robin begins 
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vs.' Smith, Game Three: Smith vs. Wellesley 
Fencing - Quadrangular meet at RIC vs. SMU and Yale, I p . m . 

Monday, February 17 
Gymnastics — Open 4-6 p.m. Mary Hemenway. 

Tuesday, February 18 
Squash — Wellesley 'B' at Tennis and Racquet Club of Boston. 7:30 

Fencing — Opn practice, 4-5:30 p.m., Mary Hemenway. 

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Wednesday, February 19 

Gymnastics — Open 4-6 p.m.. Mary Hemenway. 

Squash — Brown at Wellesley, 4 p.m. 

Fencing — Northeastern and Holy Cross at Wellesley, Varsity and 

Novice, Rec Bldg.. 7 p.m., Open practice, 7-8:30 p.m. 

Thursday, February 20 

Basketball — Wellesley at Wheaton, 7 p.m. 

Fencing - Open practice, 7-8:30 p.m., Mary Hemenway. 

Friday, February 21 

Fencing — Open practice 2:30-5 p.m., Mary Hemenway, 

coach in spite of it all. Meanwhile 
she's hoping Lisa Griffin '77, who 
has played a year on N.Y.U.'s 
varsity will soon recover from a 
nose unjury. Two seniors, Laura 

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Gametime Saturday is Mm 
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Mary Young '76 

Intercollegiate Roundup: 


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